Day: February 20, 2019


It Takes More Than One Month to Strengthen Black Students’

On Education Think of it as a simple arithmetic problem: Student W receives 12 months of cultural affirmation, racial acknowledgement and privileged recognition. Student B receives 12 months of cultural disregard, racial denigration & ethnic repudiation and then one month of an often badly planned and sometimes patronizing “Black History Month Celebration” (BHMC). Question: Which […]readmore

City Politics Education

Senator Montgomery Rallies with Young Advocates in Support of the

Senator Velmanette Montgomery’s “New York State YouthBuild Act” (S839/A165) passed the Senate after a morning rally with young advocates from throughout the state. Member organizations from the New York State YouthBuild Coalition urged passage of this important legislation which would create a permanent funding structure to support YouthBuild programs within the New York State Department of […]readmore

What's Going On


NEW YORK, NEW YORK  At press time, it was speculated that another government shutdown would be averted. New York is back in crazy mode. One group is taking credit for scuttling the Amazon campus and 25,000 jobs after the Washington Post, Jeff Bezos’ newspaper, indicated that Amazon was reconsidering its New York campus in Queens. […]readmore

Thinker's Notebook

Of Race and Country

As far as Black History Months go, this Black History Month has got to be one of the most chaotic and disjointed months on record. Instead of using this month to celebrate the achievements and contributions made to this society by Blacks, we find ourselves calling for resignations, demanding apologies and threatening boycotts as once […]readmore

View From Here

Reflecting on Black History

(Excerpts from the Black History presentation at St. Philip’s Episcopal Anglican Church.) Reverend Israel, I went to the church website and saw that St. Philips, founded in 1899 in a Weeksville storefront, played a role in the history I’ll be speaking about today. And I saw in your Lenten Message there “Our Lord reminds us […]readmore

Calendar Community News

Community Calendar

Friday, February 15th Front and Center/Ed: A Black Artstory Putnam’s Lower Level, 419 Myrtle Ave., 7-10pm, FREE. The Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership presents an exhibition that takes an historic and whimsical gaze on Black Brooklyn Style. Curated by the Black Gotham Experience in connection with Black History Month and New York Fashion Week. Featured artists […]readmore